Motel accommodation & activities in Waikanae
Waikanae, meaning “the waters of the yellow eyed mullet” in Māori, is a small town about 60 kms North of Wellington, on the Kapiti Coast of New Zealand.
This holiday destination sits on the banks of the tranquil Waikanae River and is noted for its dramatic landscape. Its awe-inspiring backdrop of the Tararua Ranges and the Akatarawa Valley, spectacular beach, and beautiful parks and walkways, never fail to impress.
Waikane and Waikanae Beach attract both local and international visitors all year round.
Places of interest include the Southwards Car Museum, Waikanae outdoor pools, the Nga Manu bird sanctuary home to some of the rarest species of birds, including kea, pied stilts, wood pigeons and the native kiwi; the Mahara Gallery, the Reikorangi Pottery Park and the beautiful Burnard Gardens.
Guests can also take a scenic train ride into the heart of Wellington from a number of stops along the Kapiti Coast. This takes just 50 minutes so is a great day out to the Capital city.
Waikanae offers a wide range of holiday activities including golf, horse riding, swimming, surfing, fishing, bird watching, 4WD excursions and eco tours, and bush walking.
When it comes to restaurants and accommodation options in Waikanae, visitors are spoilt for choice. This town offers everything from gourmet restaurants & stylish cafés to family takeaways and snack bars. Accommodation options in Waikanae include self-contained motel rooms, studio units and B & B suites.
Golden Chain Motels in Waikenae, New Zealand:
Golden Chain Motels
PO Box 5341
0800 80 GOLDEN
(0800 804 653) - NZ only
(1 800 504 732) - within Australia
Tel: +64 3 358 0821
Fax: +64 3 358 5012